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Reynolds number influence on turbulent blocking effects of a rigid plane boundary (2nd report, direct numerical simulation using townsend's eddy forcing)

Nagata, K and Sagara, F and Komori, S and Hunt, JCR and Davidson, PA (2005) Reynolds number influence on turbulent blocking effects of a rigid plane boundary (2nd report, direct numerical simulation using townsend's eddy forcing). Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, 71. pp. 2226-2232. ISSN 0387-5016

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Abstract

The Reynolds number influence on turbulent blocking effects by a rigid plane boundary is studied using direct numerical simulation (DNS). A new forcing method using 'simple model eddies' (Townsend 1976) for DNS of stationary homogeneous isotropic turbulence is proposed. A force field is obtained in real space by sprinkling many space-filling 'simple model eddies' whose centers are randomly but uniformly distributed in space and whose axes of rotation are random. The method is applied to a shear-free turbulent boundary layer over a rigid plane boundary and the blocking effects are investigated. The results show that stationary homogeneous isotropic turbulence is generated in real space using the present method. By using different model eddies with different sizes and rotation speeds, we could change the turbulence properties such as the integral and micro scales, the turbulent Reynolds number and the isotropy of turbulence. Turbulence intensities near the wall showed good agreements with the previous measurement and the linear analysis based on a rapid distortion theory (RDT). The splat effect (i.e., turbulence intensities of the components parallel to the boundary are amplified) occurs near the boundary and the viscous effect prohibits the splat effect at the quasi steady state at low Reynolds number.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blocking Effect Boundary Layer Forcing Turbulence Unsteady Flow
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Fluid Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:31
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 19:21
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